Monday, June 02, 2008

Get Ziggy's in the hizzle

It's been months in the making, but now (finally) Get Ziggy is ready for his big debut...


I started scheming about this one way back in December. I wanted to design the ultimate baby/toddler sweater: quick to knit, mindless bits for telly or commute knitting, and a more interesting cabled front to break up the monotony of the stockinette for the knitter and to wow the recipient.


It also features lap shoulders (my fave) to easily fit over those big baby noggins! Lolo is wearing the 18 month size. He's 14 months old and the sweater fits him great with ample growing room...I'm hoping it will still fit him in the fall though I realise that might be delusional considering my baby keeps growing and growing and growing faster than my knitting can keep up with ;0) Luckily, I've sized the pattern up to a 24 month size so I can always whip him up another in the fall!


I've knit 3 of these while tweaking the pattern and have found the pattern to be very stash-friendly. The brown one was knit in Rowan All Seasons Cotton. I know I already told you how much I heart this yarn, but I really really love it. It's so cooshy and soft. I think my Lolo bear likes to wear it too but then again he hasn't really been swathed in luxury fibres...yet!


I've also knit this sweater in O-Wool Classic (the cream version) and in Phildar Tweedy (the blue-green version) and have been happy with all three. So if you've got 3-5 balls of aran weight around, you can Get Ziggy too, heehee!

The pattern is available from my shop at www.jujubeandlolo.com as an instant download for $6.50 or if you prefer, it is also available as a Ravelry download here.

Happy knitting!

ps - some of you have noted that the link to the Yoda Baby sweater from my last post was no longer active. The link is correct but it seems that the designer has moved all her patterns to Ravelry. The Yoda Baby Sweater is still available as a free download directly from Ravelry here.

22 comments:

  1. That's a fantastic baby sweater! I love All Seasons cotton for kids knits. GGH Samoa works really well as a sub too. Off to add it to my list of Christmas knits.

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  2. Love it! Are you going to make the pattern for the matching hat available too? Please please do!

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  3. I luuuuuurve that sweater.

    Gorgeous!

    I think Lucy needs one, as soon as she starts growing like a moderately reasonable weed, as opposed to the completely insane weed she's growing like now. :)

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  4. You are an amazing designer! I know I will be buying some of your patterns for my grandchildren. I love the Sugar Maple sweater you have started. Have fun with your little ones!

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  5. Thanks for another great pattern! Yeah, a hat!!

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  6. I love Ziggy! You did a great job! :)

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  7. Cute, cute, and cute! I love the cables and that clever little neck!

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  8. I'm so Ziggy with it! This is really, really adorable! I'm just finishing up a Tomten for a friend's baby using O-wool and that yarn! Ooi! Yummy~yummy!

    And if your little boy is anything like mine was, go ahead and start that size 24 mos! :-) Congrats on a great knit!

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  9. Love your new pattern. The neck is my favorite part. Love to visit your site and blog.

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  10. Love that - love the neckline, especially. Thanks for making it available!

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  11. kirkybird0112:46 PM

    Wahoo! I've been waiting for you to post this... =)

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  12. Really lovely sweater! I read your blog all the time, but I feel like I missed something, your little one is looking so grown up - I only looked away for a minute!

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  13. That is really really cute. My kids had and still have giant noggins so I'm very partial to the lapped shoulder. Great job!

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  14. Ohh! This sweater made from Malabrigo would make a perfect Christmas gift for my niece!!

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  15. Anonymous12:22 PM

    I am buying this pattern not only because I think it's a fabulous unisex design and looks fun to knit, but also because I really want to support your work. Thank you for understanding exactly what knitters want to make for their little boys! Good luck with Jujubeandlolo.

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  16. I totally want to buy this fabulous pattern, but the paypal? It does not love me. I've been stuck in a loop there wherein the damn thing won't let me update my account info or start a new one, etc. Anyway, could you send me an email at cupcakencorset at gmail so we can talk about alternative payment methods?

    Thanks a million!

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  17. Anny, I finished it :). It was a wonderful pattern. Thank you. I have posted a finished picture on my blog--it is a bit dark though, the days here have been rainy.

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  18. Hooray! I've had your Ziggy prototype saved in bloglines forever! I am so glad the pattern is done. I have a baby blanket to finish and then this is high on my list! Gorgeous!

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  19. SO beautiful and cute, and the colors are also very good.

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